In the spring of 2013, coaches and parents from some of the Keystone region’s top volleyball clubs and high schools began talking about creating a better volleyball club – one that would set the standard for volleyball on the East Coast by making a commitment to coaching excellence, player development and supporting the families who make club volleyball possible.
The result is East Coast Power Volleyball, the most successful and fastest-growing club in the region, led by founder and director Brian McCann, one of the most-winning coaches in the region with experience at the CYO, high school and national club level. Coach McCann was joined by two-time NCAA champion libero Roberta Holehouse McGuiney, and Josh Steinbach, the head coach of Villanova University and former director of Philadelphia Volleyball Academy (PVA). With Mike Krause, head coach of state-champions Parkland High School, ECP Lehigh Valley was formed in the club’s inaugural year.
ECP took the Keystone region by storm in its first year, and by our second season a number of new coaches and players, including Pat Rucker, former director of Synergy Volleyball, joined the ECP family.
In the fall of 2015, the club’s third season, we formed a new ECP Susquehanna Valley division, allowing us to grow and develop the game in Central Pennsylvania.
In the spring of 2018, Delaware Juniors reached out to be acquired by ECP. They finished out the season as Delaware Juniors and in the fall of 2018 ECP Delaware was formed. At the time, Chris Smith was a national coach at ECP King of Prussia and moved over to Delaware to lead the charge in expanding this new division. In the first season, ECP Delaware started with 11 teams who immediately made an impact in the CHRVA region and on a national level. Our Delaware teams have become very competitive since the inception and have had 9 teams qualify for USAV nationals over the past 5 seasons.
In the fall of 2019, Amy Skidmore and Beth Ann Wilson from Arlington Elite reached out to start a branch of ECP in the DC/Virginia area. In 2021, ECP brought in MOJO and it’s leadership to expand its reach in that area and develop a stronger youth program. In the first season ECP DC had 8 teams, has grown to 20 teams, and is still expanding.